City Club Apartments - Chicago, IL2.3

Full-timeEstimated: $98,000 - $130,000 a year

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Construction is a key member of the Real Estate Development and Construction team based in Chicago, IL. The primary responsibility of this role is to oversee their assigned projects through all project management phases, including acquisition, planning, design, bidding, permitting, construction management and close-out; which specifically comprises of the bid process, including negotiating and awarding contracts; and determining and monitoring construction schedules, budgets and cash flow. The Company’s urban development projects are located throughout the Midwest and East Coast regions. The position plays a critical role in collaborating and reaching consensus with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders, at all levels of the organization.


Manages the General Contractors to ensure project team performance and compliance with contractual requirements; while doing so identifies and addresses areas of concern to the Senior Vice President for potential liabilities and risk (fee, reputation, errors and omissions, etc.).
Identifies and communicates opportunities and challenges that impact financial results; while constantly pursuing cost effective alternatives to improve financial performance while adhering to brand standards.
Maintains brand integrity by ensuring that the products and services offered to Tenants and Residents are consistent with the Company’s brand proposition and promise.
Leads and chairs project meetings by ensuring transparent communication of projects’ status, financial reporting is accurate and complete, and meetings are held regularly with follow-up action items; while demonstrating a professional and executive presence.
Participates in the development and continuous improvement of internal and external service delivery processes; and leads specific initiatives within an area of continuous improvement.
Makes independent judgments related to operating procedures impacting assigned projects; serves as a point of escalation for any issue, risk or concern and follow-up; resolves disputes between contractors, subcontractors, and clients.
Leads a high-performing team through effective recruitment, coaching, mentoring and development efforts, regularly conducts staff meetings and holds one-on-one conversations to solicit feedback from the team; and displays integrity by ensuring processes, procedures and practices affecting the team are completed in a timely manner.
Stays abreast of industry and technology trends by actively participating in industry organizations; participates as a speaker or panel member at industry conferences, chapter meetings, etc.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

The “Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities” of this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. City Club Apartments reserves the right to add to or modify the duties and/or responsibilities of this position at any time.


Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive leadership roles in managing design and construction of multiple projects across a broad geography.
Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited institution in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or Project Management preferred; Master’s degree preferred.
Experience managing a variety of project sizes ($50MM - $100MM), types (re-purposing historical buildings; reposition and renovating exiting apartment buildings; constructing mid-rise and high-rise), and complexities.
PMP Certification, LEED Accreditation, or other specialty accreditation is an asset.

Ability to demonstrate adaptable interpersonal skills when interacting with a variety of audiences, such as Company executives and external team members (architects, contractors, etc.).
Ability to demonstrate a deep working knowledge of accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, scheduling, and process.
Ability to demonstrate methodical problem-solving skills, by using an analytical perspective that includes industry knowledge, experience, resulting in sound judgement and final decision-making within tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
Able to communicate at a professional and educated level of English, verbally and written; communicates with a sense of urgency when needed by being responsive and accountable to the issue at hand, ensuring all relevant stakeholders are informed and/or responded to; able to maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated proficiency with applicable software packages including, but not limited to,
MS Project, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio, and CAD.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continually required to:

Works regularly in a hard-hat, construction-site environment
Stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arm
Frequently required to climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
City Club Apartment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, City Club Apartments will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.